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  1. A position in which the body is turned slightly, and the line of the legs is open to the audience.
  2. ["effaced"]. A position on stage in which the dancer faces one of the downstage corners with the legs crossed, upstage leg forward. The downstage arm is usually raised in this position, so that the face is shaded, or effaced; hence the name. Source: Vance's Fantastic - BALLET DICTIONARY